Radiotherapy Career, Top Colleges and Recruiters

Radiotherapy Technology  is consists of Radiobiology, Radiation Oncology, Radiation Physics, Chemotherapy and related topics. This therapy using ionizing radiation, generally as part of cancer treatment to control or kill malignant cells and normally delivered by a linear accelerator. Radiation therapy may be curative in a number of types of cancer if they are localized to one area of the body. The career opportunities for Radiotherapy is available from Hospitals, Physician Practices, Public Health Clinics, College Health Centers, Natural Apothecaries etc. Interested in Radiotherapy? Read more about the career opportunity for Radiotherapy here.

Degree Description:

Candidates can join Diploma,Graduation and Post-graduation in the radiotherapy technology subject.

Diploma in Radiotherapy Technology:

Diploma in Radiotherapy Technology is a six months or one year certificate  program. Students learn to operate the radiotherapy performing machines. 

BSc in Radiotherapy Technology:

It is a 3-year full-time undergraduate radiography course that imparts the knowledge about radiation therapy to treat cancer and other diseases with ionizing radiation. Candiates after 12th eligible for this.

MD Radiotherapy:

Its a Post Graduate program on radiotherapy technology. Candidates can apply here after completing the BSc in Radiotherapy Technology.



Highlights:

Course Name Radiotherapy Technology 
Type of course Medical/Paramedical
Examination Type
Phase System/Semester
Admission Process
Selection for admission is based on the rank obtained in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
Top Recruiting Companies
Healthcare environments including hospitals, physician practices, integrative healthcare clinics, etc
Job Positions
Radiation Oncologist/ Radiation Therapist, Ultrasound Technician/ Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, MRI Technician, etc.


Eligibility:

Course
Duration
Eligibility
Entrance
Diploma in Radiotherapy Technology 6 months or 1 year 12th science Institute- specific entrance examination
B.Sc. Radiotherapy Technology
3 Years
12th science(Physics,Chemistry,Math and Biology) with minimum  50% marks. 
Institute- specific entrance examination
MD Radiotherapy (Post Graduate)
3 years
M.B.B.S., B.D.S., D.M.S., D.H.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.A.M.S., B.A.S.M., B.E.M.S., B.I.A.M.S., B.N.Y.T., B.A.T.S., B.U.M.S., B.P.T., B.Pharma., N.O., or M.D(A.M)
  • NEET PG
  • AIIMS
  • PGI
  • JIPMER


Top Recruiters:

The top recruiters for the course based for the Radiotherapy are:

1.Healthcare environments such as hospitals

2.Physician practices

3.Integrative healthcare clinics

4.Public health clinics

5.College health centers

6.Natural apothecaries


Admission Process:

The admission process generally varies across the colleges. The admission process for the students is based on the performance in the relevant entrance examination. There are institutes where there is direct admission which is based over the candidate's performance at the last qualifying exam.


Syllabus Course:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology (Clinical Pathology, Haematology & Blood -Banking)
  • Microbiology
  • Physics of Radiology, Radiation Physics & Medical Physics
  • Radiographic Techniques I
  • Radiographic Photography and Image Processing
  • Diagnostic Imaging Techniques
  • Radiographic Techniques II


Skills Required:

  • Demonstrating clinical reasoning
  • Knowledge in the assessment and treatment of patients
  • Demonstrating evidence-based practice through decision making
  • Maintaining accurate data


Top Entrances:


Career and Job Prospects:

Job Position
Job Description
Annual Salary (Approx.)
Radiation Oncologist/ Radiation Therapist
  • Uses ionising radiation to treat cancer
  • Collecting relevant patient information
  • plan a patient's treatment
1,867,730
X-ray Technicians
  • Operate and maintain x-ray machines
  • Prepare patients for x-ray procedures
  • Assist physicians with x-ray image evaluation
1,84,206
Ultrasound Technician
  • Successfully complete diagnostic ultrasound procedures on patients
  • Verify patient clinical history and health status
  • Evaluate related tests and images
2,75,000
MRI Technician
  • Administer image scans on patients
  • Produce quality images of designated areas of the body
  • Takes several cross-sectional scans using MRI scanner
3,50,000
Radiologist Assistant
  • Assess and manage patients
  • Perform select clinical procedures
  • Diagnose and treat injuries or disease under the supervision of a licensed radiologist
7,60,000

FAQs:

Q: Which is the good college to pursue UG & PG in Radiotherapy?
A: Some of the best colleges are, 

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research
  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Check the “Top Colleges” section to know more.

Q: What are the skills required to pursue a career in Radiotherapy?
A: Demonstrating clinical reasoning, having knowledge in the assessment and treatment of patients are some of the few skills required for Radiotherapy Course.

Q: What is Radiotherapy Technology?

A:  This therapy using ionizing radiation, generally as part of cancer treatment to control or kill malignant cells and normally delivered by a linear accelerator. 

Q: What is BSc Radiotherapy Technology?

A: It is a 3-year full-time undergraduate radiography course that imparts the knowledge about radiation therapy to treat cancer and other diseases with ionizing radiation. candidates after 12th eligible for this.

Q: Eligibility criteria for P.G in radiotherapy technology?

A: For P.G in radiotherapy technology candidates have to passed graduation in radiotherapy along with national test like-

  • NEET PG
  • AIIMS
  • PGI
  • JIPMER

Q: Course Fee of radiotherapy technology?

A: Course Fee of radiotherapy technology are between 1 lakh to 3 lakh.

Q: What is diploma radiotherapy technology?

A: Diploma in Radiotherapy Technology is a six months or one year certificate  program. Students learn to operate the radiotherapy performing machines.

Q: Admission process of radiotherapy?

A: The admission process generally varies across the colleges. The admission process for the students is based on the performance in the relevant entrance examination. There are institutes where there is direct admission which is based over the candidate's performance at the last qualifying exam.



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